Best Mom Tip #139: Repeat what SHE said

Have you ever seen The Office? Of course you have. You don’t live under a rock, for heaven’s sake. Then you’ve also seen Michael Scott say, “that’s what she said.” It’s an adolescent sexual innuendo joke that Jay and I use. A lot. I mean a lot, a lot. Here are some examples:

Me: (talking about potty training) It’s disgusting and it’s so hard.
Jay: That’s what she said.
Me: (after a kid threw a towel on me) Why is there a towel on my head?
Jay: That’s what she said.
Me: Wait, what? Why would she say that?
Jay: (talking about work) I’m just so tired of this every day.
Me: That’s what she said.
Me: (searching through our unfolded laundry) I can’t find any underwear!
Jay: That’s what she said.
Jay: (commenting on how long it takes to leave the house with all of our kids) It just takes forever.
Me: That’s what she said.
Jay: (trying to organize the garage) I can’t figure out where to put everything.
Me: That’s what she said.
Me: (washing dishes with our broken faucet that sprays water at my stomach) Why do I keep getting wet?!
Jay: That’s what she said.
In our world SHE has a pretty bumbling sex life that is confused, chaotic, and possibly involves bondage (what with that towel on her head and all).
But it makes us laugh and giggle and puts our minds in the gutter instead of on our tree-lined suburban street (complete with HOA covenants and reminders to cut our grass).
Throwing in a naughty joke or two draws out the playful side of our relationship in the midst of the nagging problems of parenthood and home ownership. It all comes down to this: Do whatever it takes to make it last…
That’s what she said.

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